Located at the southernmost tip of mainland Asia, Tanjung Piai is a cape overlooking the Johor Straits that is easily recognized from the protected mangrove forests that stand against the sea. The greatest appeal for travelers, however, is the covered wooden jetty and the variety of seafood restaurants, as well as a sense of how quaint and undeveloped this part of the world is when just across the straits is the buzzing metropolitan center of Singapore.
Whether a fisherman, bird-watcher (in both September and March are the migratory seasons), or a plain old curious adventurer, there'll be something worth seeing in Tanjung Piai. If not, the fishing village of Kukup is 20 kilometers north. The fact that most of the houses are built on wooden stilts is something worth seeing for yourself.